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Qian Xuesen

The conversation with Eric Boyd about the geopolitical tensions around China and Taiwan concludes in this episode with special attention paid to the long-standing animosity between China and Vietnam.

The handsome fellow in the cover art is Qian Xuesen. He worked on the Manhattan project and later on America's early rocket programs, but he was branded a spy and deported to China during the anti-communist paranoia of the McCarthy era. In China he poured his efforts into developing rockets as delivery systems for nuclear weapons and later for space travel. In the podcast, I was reciting his bio from memory and got a few of the details wrong. Read this for a short but more accurate account:

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